Alexis Jones Empowers Women By Targeting Men

By Dustin Dopirak
The Knoxville News-Sentinel, Tenn.

WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) For quite some time now Alexis Jones of CBS’ “Survivor” fame has been empowering women across the country through her “I Am That Girl” non profit which is focused on inspiring confidence in females. These days her mission to empower women is expanding in a very interesting way, with a focus on speaking to and connecting with MEN.

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, Tenn.

Shortly after earning her master’s degree in communications from the University of Southern California, Alexis Jones started I Am That Girl, a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring confidence in women. She built the foundation throughout her time working in entertainment, when she hosted a TV show on Red Carpet, worked for ESPN and Fox Sports and appeared on CBS’ “Survivor” and MTV’s “Made.”

Jones believed that her calling in life was to work with women directly, so she took on speaking engagements with women’s groups whenever possible. But her ideas changed when she was asked to speak at Elite 11, the annual Nike-sponsored and hosted camp and competition of the nation’s top high school quarterbacks, in 2014.

“That Elite 11 talk was the first room of guys I ever spoke to,” Jones said in an email to the News Sentinel on Monday, “and I always thought I was put on the planet to empower women, until I stood in a room full of men. It was then that it dawned on me: I was put on the planet to empower women through the empowerment of men.”

Jones has since spoke to numerous college and professional athletics teams and recently joined the list of guest speakers who have visited the Tennessee athletic department through the football team’s Vol For Life program, visiting the university on April 25.

Like Kathy Redmond Brown, the founder of the National Coalition Against Violent Athletes who visited UT in August, Jones’ visit is noteworthy because of the string of rape allegations against Tennessee athletes from 2013-15. Those allegations led to the federal Title IX lawsuit filed against the university in February. One of those allegations led to charges. Former Tennessee players A.J. Johnson Michael Williams are still awaiting trial on aggravated rape charges stemming from an alleged incident on Nov. 16, 2014.

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